Eric’s Xs650 – Made in France

Eric- This motorcycle was modified and approved in 1979. I bought it in the state of wreck in 2009. I began to unsettle the engine for checks, i changed the regulator for a combo, then I changed all the electric circuit and the carburettors.


I adapted air filters from a hot rod company. I’ tried various reservoirs and saddles to find what pleased me. The painting of the current reservoir was realized by Pat Déco. I ‘d want to paint the frame later.




I adapted a front wheel of yamaha 500 xt but I’d want a smaller drum. I also think of fixing two rectangular lights and a set of rabbit ears handlebars.

I hope you understand my poor little english!!!!

Thanks Eric from France.



  1. Qball says:

    Oooolala. Im in love

  2. tadd442 says:

    Pure 1970’s guilty pleasure….It’s like I used a time-machine!

    Well Done!

  3. Sean from boston says:

    Your English is better then my French, the bike is great love the color!!

  4. Kevin says:

    +1 on the rabbit ears and dual headlights! How ’bout a spool 21″ up front? They’re smaller than the mini drum.

  5. Eric says:

    It is une21 ” wheel, but I want to have a front brake for the security.

  6. J-C says:

    Tres belle moto!! Superbe job pour la garder le look des annees 70.

  7. That’s like, the biggest XS650 I’ve ever seen. Lot’s to like here. Nice stuff.

  8. Eric says:

    Thanks for your comments

  9. Slagboom says:

    Great bike! The dual rectangle headlights would be appropriate and a nice addition.